Michigan State Rumors & News

  • Michigan State lands 4-star LB Antjuan Simmons

    Lansing State Journal "Michigan State lost out to Michigan on a number of the state’s best players. So Mark Dantonio ventured into Ann Arbor to deliver a top recruit to East Lansing. Linebacker Antjuan Simmons announced his commitment to the Spartans on Saturday, giving Dantonio his 18th player for the 2017..." January 16

  • Michigan State's Montae Nicholson to enter NFL draft

    Michigan Live "Montae Nicholson is headed to the NFL after three seasons in East Lansing. The Spartans junior defensive back announced on his Twitter page on Thursday night that he will forgo his senior season of eligibility and declare for the 2017 NFL draft. "I am excited and humbled to announce that I..." December 31

  • Michigan State’s Malik McDowell declares for 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "After a forgettable season from the Spartans in East Lansing, Michigan State junior defensive lineman Malik McDowell has decided to take his talents to the NFL. McDowell, who’s 6-foot-6, 276 pounds and can play just about anywhere on the defensive line, announced his decision on..." December 06

  • Notre Dame QB Malik Zaire interested in transfer to Michigan State

    Detroit Free Press "Malik Zaire still could transfer to Michigan State, after all. The Notre Dame quarterback initally told ESPN that stipulations for his scholarship release prevent him from joining one of the Irish's 2017 opponents, other than North Carolina. MSU is scheduled to host Notre Dame on Sept...." December 01

  • No. 7 Penn State claims spot in Big Ten title game

    The Sports Xchange "STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Not long into the first quarter on Saturday, Penn State knew it was playing for a spot in the Big Ten championship game and it just took a while for the Nittany Lions to get rolling. Thanks to Ohio State's win over Michigan, No. 7 Penn State clinched a share of the East..." November 26

  • No. 2 Ohio State escapes Michigan State 17-16

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Urban Meyer and his team could only breathe a sigh of relief after barely escaping a trap game. With their annual showdown against arch-rival Michigan looming next Saturday, No. 2 Ohio State nearly got taken down by the other Michigan team in the Big Ten. Michigan..." November 19

  • Michigan State takes out frustration on Rutgers

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Something had to give at Spartan Stadium on Saturday as Michigan State and Rutgers, the only teams without a conference victory in the Big Ten this season, squared off in a game that meant little more than pride. Michigan State, a team many believed would contend in..." November 12

  • Illini deals Michigan State 7th straight defeat

    The Sports Xchange "CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois had lost six of its last seven games, so after it gave up a touchdown with under three minutes to play against Michigan State to trail by three, it seemed another loss was coming. Instead, the Fighting Illini marched down the field and with the aid of two pass..." November 05

  • No. 2 Michigan dominates rival Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Once again, the Michigan-Michigan State game featured a last-second fumble return for a score. This time, the Wolverines sideline went wild and it didn't change the outcome. Jabrill Peppers returned a fumble on a Spartans two-point conversion try for two points,..." October 29

  • Maryland keeps Michigan State reeling

    The Sports Xchange "Something had to give as Maryland and Michigan State met with both Big Ten teams looking to snap losing streaks and keep bowl hopes alive. The Terrapins (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten) snapped their two-game losing streak behind Perry Hills' 21-of-27 passing for 200 yards and a clinching touchdown in a..." October 23

  • Jackson leads Northwestern past Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "Justin Jackson rushed for a career-high 188 yards and two touchdowns and Clayton Thorson threw three touchdown passes as Northwestern topped struggling Michigan State 54-40 on Saturday at Spartan Stadium at East Lansing, Mich. Thorson completed 27 of 35 passes for 281 yards for the Wildcats..." October 15

  • BYU hands reeling Michigan State third straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Jamaal Williams rushed for 163 yards on 30 carries and two touchdowns to lead Brigham Young past struggling Michigan State 31-14 on Saturday at Spartan Stadium. Quarterback Taysom Hill passed for a touchdown and ran for another for BYU (3-3). Hill completed 18 of 27..." October 08

  • Indiana takes down No. 17 Michigan State in OT

    The Sports Xchange "BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- It had been 10 years since Indiana beat a ranked team at home, and that team just happened to be Michigan State. So on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium when the Hoosiers trailed the Spartans by 14 points in the second half, it didn't look like that upset would be..." October 02

  • Hornibrook, stout defense power No. 8 Wisconsin in rout

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Wisconsin's opening-day upset of LSU showed that the Badgers were underrated coming into the season. Their blowout victory over No. 8 Michigan State on Saturday proved they're one of the top teams in the country. Redshirt freshman Alex Hornibrook passed for 195 yards..." September 24

  • No. 12 Michigan State hangs on to defeat No. 18 Notre Dame

    The Sports Xchange "SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Michigan State running back Gerald Holmes could not hide his emotions when he learned about the death of his grandmother earlier this week. "I was in the middle of meetings, and I broke out in tears and ran out," Holmes said. "But I knew I had a game today. I steered the..." September 18

  • O'Connor fires three TD passes in Michigan State's opening win

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Tyler O'Connor threw three scoring passes in his second career start but he barely gave his offense a passing grade. O'Connor, who won a training camp battle to replace record-setting quarterback Connor Cook, saw plenty of positives in No. 12 Michigan State's 28-13 win..." September 02

  • Why Michigan State isn't getting the respect it deserves

    Fox Sports "I’d already planned to begin this week on a serious note, and then, coincidentally, someone sent a question that serves as the perfect lead in. Stewart: What is your favorite place to cover a game and why? Is it the atmosphere, food, tailgating, surroundings, etc.? -- David Parry, Belton,..." August 24